Deepak Cyril Dsouza MBBS

Professor of Psychiatry; Director Schizophrenia Neuropharmacology Research Group at Yale (SNRGY); Director, Neurobiological Studies Unit, VACHS; Director, VA-CMHC Schizophrenia Research Clinic


Biography

Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD is a staff psychiatrist at VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS) and Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. He is an active clinician, teacher and researcher, who has spent almost 25 years within VACHS.

As an active clinician and clinical administrator, he directs the Neuropsychiatry Program at VACHS, the clinical service that cares for veterans with psychotic, mood and personality disorders.

He is actively involved in teaching residents, fellows and other trainees, and directs the VA Schizophrenia Research Fellowship program. He also mentors a number of junior faculty.

He directs the Schizophrenia Neuropharmacology Research Group at Yale (SNRGY) and the Neurobiological Studies Unit. His research focus has been on the pathophysiology and treatment of psychotic disorders, and cannabis dependence using a combination of psychopharmacological, brain imaging and electrophysiological approaches. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, VA R&D and several foundations. He is recognized as a leading expert in the relationship between cannabinoids and psychosis.

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